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Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Acrylic snail, Dirty Dike’s first full length offering since 2015’s ‘Sucking on Prawns in the Moonlight’, offers exactly what we’ve come to expect from the High Focus rapper, a brash, brazen barrage of lyrical debauchery seesawing between giddy, narcissistic highs and self-deprecating lows. Ever the enigmatic lyricist the one thing you can be certain that… Continue reading Album Review: Dirty Dike – Acrylic Snail

Grime, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap

Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

It’s not necessary to listen to all of Jam Baxter’s catalogue of releases, a remarkably consistent ten in ten years, to understand that the North London rapper is a master of his craft. The meticulous craftsmanship of his lyrical wordplay often appears at odds with the debauched, gruesome content – but the marriage of the… Continue reading Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

Dubstep, Grime

Event: The Reload presents: Rub a Dub Dub

  Tickets: https://fixr.co/event/716469274?fbclid=IwAR1TC4WDismkRRUsIaSkMqlYKdw6umhhWGt5tIlHBO8VEjIYTiML-UqGPLw The Reload is proud to announce the first in its series: Rub a Dub Dub. It’s about time we brought our love for the underground to life. We’re gonna be rigging Taboo’s basement with unreal decor and a world class sound system. Heading back to our roots, we’ve got some fine selectors… Continue reading Event: The Reload presents: Rub a Dub Dub

Spoken Word, UK Rap

Album review: Shay D – Human Writes

On Human Writes, North London rapper Shay D’s sophomore album, the artist harnesses all her emotions, from bitterness to bravado to deliver an intense, hard hitting project that definitely requires multiple listens to digest. Drawing on the pain of broken relationships, both familial and romantic, struggles with mental health and burning ambition, Shay D takes… Continue reading Album review: Shay D – Human Writes

LoFi, UK Hip Hop

Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh

On ‘Life In The Flesh’ Coops hooks up with Talos to take us on an introspective journey deep into his consciousness as he reflects on life, death and everything that comes between. The North London rapper describes this as a concept album that was “recorded as a reminder that life is a test”, and that… Continue reading Album Review: Coops – Life In The Flesh